Links Policy

The purpose of the City of Mason City, Illinois’ Web site is to provide information about the City of Mason City’s government, services and attractions. The City of Mason City’s Web site may provide links to Web sites outside the City of Mason City’s Web site that also serve this purpose. The City of Mason City is not responsible for and does not endorse the information on any linked Web site unless the City of Mason City’s Web site states otherwise. The following criteria will be used to decide whether to grant requests for City of Mason City Web site links. (The City of Mason City may want to set a maximum number of linked Web sites that it will allow.)

If a particular request does not fit any of the following criteria, the Mason City Council will decide whether to approve the request. The Mason City Council will approve the requested Web site link if it serves the general purpose of the City of Mason City’s Web site. The City of Mason City’s Web site will provide links to Web sites for:

  • Governmental and educational institutions
  • Organizations with some relationship to the City of Mason City (including but not limited to: organizations contracting with the City of Mason City, organizations sponsoring City of Mason City activities or programs, and organizations participating in City of Mason City activities or programs)
  • Generally recognized community organizations
  • Organizations providing information about art, cultural, and sporting activities in the City of Mason City’s area
  • Organizations providing information about employment opportunities in the City of Mason City’s area
  • Organizations providing information about tourist attractions in the City of Mason City’s area
The City’s Web site will not provide links to Web site for:
  • Candidates for local, state or federal offices
  • Political organizations or other organizations advocating a position on a local, state or federal issue
  • Corporate or other for-profit organizations unless they fit any of the criteria stated above
  • Individual or personal home pages